A/Prof Edmund Chiong graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995. He obtained postgraduate qualifications (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland) in Surgery (in 2000) and completed of his Urology specialist training in Singapore. A/Prof Chiong subsequently completed a 2-year clinical fellowship program in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA. He is also certified by the Society of Urologic Oncology, USA.
A/Prof Chiong’s subspecialty interests include managing and performing surgery for prostate cancers, bladder cancers, kidney cancers, testes cancers, penile cancers, and performing DaVinci robotic surgery. A/Prof Chiong also manages general urologic diseases and is a kidney transplant surgeon with the Ministry of Health’s renal transplantation team. Apart from clinical practice, A/Prof Chiong is also actively involved in both clinical and laboratory research. His research interests include investigating immunotherapy, gene therapy and targeted therapy for bladder cancer, and diagnostic modalities and new therapies for urologic malignancies. He has minor interests in investigating urinary tract infections, and medical device innovation.
He is an investigator in a number of grant-funded, clinical and basic science research projects. He was conferred a PhD (NUS) for his thesis on targeted therapy for bladder cancer. He also runs a number of clinical trials in bladder and prostate cancer. A/Prof Chiong has received more than 30 academic and fellowship awards, granted 2 patents for novel medical devices, authored or co-authored a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals, and have presented more than 120 abstracts at regional or international scientific meetings. He is also a reviewer for many leading international urology and cancer journals.
A/Prof Chiong is currently the President of the Singapore Urological Association, Vice Chairman of the Chapter of Urologists Surgeons (College of Surgeons), Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and the Chairman of the Exit Examinations Committee for Urology, Residency Advisory Committee / Joint Committee on Specialist Training (JCST), Ministry of Health, Singapore. He is also the National Representative for Singapore, in the Asia Pacific Society of Uro-Oncology, and a member of the American Urological Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.